Better nutrition
A good living for our farmers
Now and for generations to come

FrieslandCampina nutrition policy

Milk and milk products are consumed daily by many people across the world. They provide important nutrients, such as protein, calcium and vitamins B2 and B12, and are regarded as part of a healthy, balanced diet by food authorities from all over the world. With high-quality milk products FrieslandCampina wants to make a contribution to healthy and sustainable nutrition for all people, at all ages, now and in the future. Therefore product quality, safety and sustainability are central to our Our Purpose, Our Plan strategy. Our purpose is nourishing by nature, which stands for better nutrition for the world’s consumers, a good living for our farmers, now and for generations to come.

FrieslandCampina nutrition policy

The global activities and objectives of FrieslandCampina concerning better nutrition have been described in the FrieslandCampina nutrition policy. This policy is based on the WHO Global Action Plan and is in line with two of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations: reduce hunger in the world and promote good health and well-being. Our nutrition policy describes basic principles for a healthier product range, responsible communication and lifestyle education programmes. Additionally, it shows our commitment to make our products and the right nutrients accessible to more people.

Four programmes

The FrieslandCampina nutrition policy includes four programmes, each of which has a number of objectives. The results are annually published in the FrieslandCampina yearly CSR Update and/or on the website.

Cooperation with stakeholders

Preventing and combating non-communicable diseases (obesity, undernutrition and food-related diseases) is a shared responsibility of consumers, governments, and NGOs, as well as food producers and food suppliers. FrieslandCampina sees it as part of its responsibility to constantly contribute to addressing this challenge and to work together with these stakeholders worldwide. Together we can combine efforts and seek for joint solutions that have impact.

Various stakeholders have been consulted while developing the policy and setting up, evaluating and prioritising projects like nutrient profiles, the sugar-reduction strategy and labelling guidelines. Examples of stakeholders that we have consulted are government and nutrition and health experts. Consultation always takes place in accordance with ‘Compass‘, our global compass for good business conduct.